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09.06.2021 | On the fact of the case of giving and receiving an electoral bribe, a criminal case was initiated, 2 persons were taken to the station

On June 09, 2021, Gavar Division of the Department of Gegharkunik of the RA Police received operational data regarding giving and receiving of bribes by representatives of one of the parties participating in the early elections to the National Assembly, which will be held on June 20.


In the course of the preparation of materials, factual data were obtained that on 08.06.2021 at around 21:20, the Head of the Territorial Office of Gavar of this party, A. A., with a view for giving a bribe to voters in the apartment (in the city of Gavar) of the secretary of the same office, S.Z., transferred 80 packages of food, instructing her to distribute to voters according to the list.


Starting from 09.06.2021 S.Z. by the list gave 8 voters as a bribe 1 package of the product, each worth about 7000 AMD, to vote in favor of the party.


Taking into account the fact that the prepared materials contain signs of the crime of giving and receiving a bribe in Gavar Division of Gegharkunik Department of the RA police a criminal case was initiated under Part 1 of Art. 154.2 and Point 1 and Point 2 of Part 4 of the same article of the RA Criminal Code.


In the result of the measures undertaken, A. A. and S. Z. were taken to Gavar Police Department. Measures are being undertaken to establish the possible involvement of other persons in these criminal acts.


Notice: Every person suspected in or charged with a criminal offense shall be presumed innocent unless proved guilty in the manner prescribed by the RA Criminal Procedure Code and unless the verdict comes into legal force.